Attorney General Eric Holder condemns 'Stand Your Ground' laws as Creating More Violence

Washington Post: ORLANDO — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. strongly condemned so-called “Stand Your Ground” laws here Tuesday in a speech to the NAACP that addressed the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin.

The laws “sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods,” Holder said, by “allowing – and perhaps encouraging – violent situations to escalate in public.”

“These laws try to fix something that was never broken,” Holder said, drawing extensive applause from the delegates in the convention hall. “The list of resulting tragedies is long and, unfortunately, has victimized too many who are innocent.”


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